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Jett Lawrence wins both races at Round 4 of Motocross despite injury

Hunter Lawrence and Chase Sexton congratulate Jett Lawrence after his win in both races at High Point Raceway. (Screen Capture via NBC Sports YouTube)
Chase Sexton crashed while in the lead for the second race

At round four of the 2024 Pro Motocross season at High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, Jett Lawrence won both races despite being injured and receiving immense amounts of pressure on the racetrack from brother Hunter Lawrence and rival and former teammate Chase Sexton.

In the first race, Hunter Lawrence claimed the hole shot, with Jett in the No. 2 position. Sexton trailed in fourth, as commentators noted that Sexton has been unable to claim a hole shot this entire season so far.

As the race progressed, the Lawrence brothers stayed in first and second as they experimented with the lines on the track, with a small mistake from Hunter allowing Jett to pass and take the lead.

Around the 13-minute mark, Hunter remained a relaxed distance behind Jett while the next closest racer, Sexton, followed behind the brothers by more than 15 seconds.

The brothers seemed to be working to push each other, with both riders staying close to each other while waiting for the moment to clinch the win.

In the last lap before the final lap, Hunter clocked a time that was half a second faster than Jett, allowing him to be right on his brother’s rear tire heading into the final lap.

At the start of the last lap, Hunter charged after Jett as both brothers “sent it” to the finish line. While Hunter attempted to overtake Jett, it wasn’t enough, allowing Jett to win the first race at High Point.

“That’s dominance, people,” commentators said about the brothers. “This is something that most sports rarely see.”

Sexton finished third.

In the second and final race of the evening, Phil Nicoletti claimed the hole shot with Jett Lawrence and Jason Anderson not far behind. Despite Nicoletti’s best efforts, Jett and Anderson passed him, with Anderson moving to the lead.

Hunter slotted into third and Sexton fourth.

Sexton showed strong racing early on, passing Hunter before passing Jett and Anderson both around one turn to take the lead.

Jett passed Anderson and Sexton to retake the first-place position, but Sexton and Jett Lawrence raced neck and neck until Sexton once again overtook Jett.

Jett, who has been battling a suspected shoulder injury since Round 2, appeared to have lost some of his aggressiveness that he showed in the first race.

Hunter moved from the fourth-place position into third, racing right alongside Jett, with both riders less than a second behind Sexton, who was working to grow his lead.

At the 10-minute mark, Jett passed Chase, but Chase passed again before crashing, allowing Jett Lawrence to regain the lead at a distance that he couldn’t recover from so close to the end of the race.

Jett Lawrence won the race, making it his third race win in a row for this season. Sexton finished in second and Hunter Lawrence in third.

The races have been notably missing popular contenders Eli Tomac and Cooper Webb, who have still not announced when they will return to races after their surgeries following the supercross season.

The next motocross race will take place on Saturday, June 29 in Southwick, Massachusetts. There will be no race this weekend.